This weekend we honor the mothers who do so much for so many. My own mom and mom-in-law are out of state, so I will be sending flowers-- deep pink roses-- for these are the color and hue that represent gratitude and appreciation. As for the celebration of my own motherhood, I plan to create this yummy-looking raspberry rose ice cream with my daughter who is home. (She pretty much makes vegan ice cream of some sort several days a week, so we already have the ingredients on hand. We even have a bag of organic food grade rose petals that I ordered online to make rose brownies for my other daughter's birthday this month.).
Whether you are celebrating your own mother, another nurturing woman in your life, or your own self, perhaps we can each allow the deep hue of raspberries and blissful, intoxicating scent of rose to serve as a tiny reminder of the incredible strength, grace, and beauty of all the divine goddesses who make up our world.
P.S. I have plenty of rose petals to share if you would like to sprinkle a bit on top! You can also celebrate the moms in your life this weekend at Abhyaasa, May 8th-10th by bringing her as a guest to any of our regular yoga or belly dance classes and/or purchasing a special Mother's Day gift card ($100 for $80 through May 10th), so that she can continue to nurture herself.
Kate's notes: Find this and other vegan recipes at elegantlyvegan.com
1 dL = 100 mL :)
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